Month: November 2012

I Will Praise Him, Even in the Storms

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To say that today has been “one of those days” would be an understatement.  But to say that Jesus got my attention today, would be an even bigger understatement.

As a matter of fact, I’m a bit awestruck right now.  I don’t know what to say – so I am just going to blog it.

Like I said, very little went my way today.  And after working a very long day, I decided to run over to Walmart to look for something for Em’s upcoming birthday.  I didn’t find what I needed there, so I went and grabbed a bite to eat.  Then went to Sam’s Club, where I found what I was looking for.

When I went to checkout, I noticed that my main credit card wasn’t in my wallet.  So, I paid with another.

I looked around the parking lot on the way out just in case I dropped it.  I decided to drive back to work to see if it was there.  I checked the interior of the car.  I tore my office apart looking for it.  Checked the meeting rooms that I had been in later in the day.  Checked the copy room and bathroom.  I even retraced my path to where my car was parked before.  But to no avail.

Great.  I thought.  What a perfect end to my day.  Now I have to call my card in as lost, wait for a new card, try to figure out where I have auto-drafts from that card, redo online accounts, etc…

As I drove home, only one thing came to mind.  I will praise HIM, even in the storms.

So, I turned my iTunes to Kari Jobe’s My Everything and said in an out loud prayer to God, “I don’t know what you’re doing, but I will praise you, even in the storms.”

I kept repeating it out loud all the way home, “I will praise you, even in the storms.”

When I arrived home, I recanted the tale to April.  I told her I was going to have to call it in to the credit card company.

She suggested calling Walmart first, which I did – but they hadn’t seen it.  She then suggested that I go over there to see if I could find it.  I knew deep down that there was no way it would be there if I did drop it.  I had parked near the doors.  There was too much traffic.  It isn’t the best area of town.  And….If I had dropped it, it would be gone quick.

But, I went ahead and made the trek back out to Walmart.  I will praise HIM, even in the storms.

I parked near where I had before.  Checked my old parking space.  Nope.  Not there.

I decided to follow my previous path back in to the store.

And just as I was about to pull out my phone and call the credit card company, I looked down.

And right there…..near the entrance….in a major traffic area…and hour and a half later….was my credit card.

I snapped a photo because I couldn’t believe it.

I was dumbfounded.  Awestruck.  Speechless (and for me that’s a big thing).

I didn’t even know what to say to God.  (and I told him that)

Obviously I thanked him profusely.  But one thing kept ringing in my mind – I will praise HIM, even in the storms.

Like I said, Jesus got my attention tonight and reinforced a major lesson for me.  I will always praise HIM, even in the storms.